June 2, 2015

Reading List 2015: June

May has come and gone and despite the occasional rain showers and thunderstorms in the metro, the weather bureau says this El Nino phenomenon is going to last for a little bit more. Classes have started yesterday for most of the schools in the country, so it's a crazy start for June. How did your May go?


Before I present my June reading list, the mandatory recap of last month's performance:

  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - A tale of two brothers and a shared wife, one after the other. 4/5
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay - Jumbles of military jargon masquerading as short stories. 2.5/5
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - Currently on page 250.
  • Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel - Not yet read. 

My family and I went on a five-day vacation in Hong Kong on the second week of May, so that explains the two-book backlog. I did bring Redeployment along with me on the trip but never managed to crack it open, heh.

Anyway, here is my June reading list:




  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - The book club's book of the month.
  • Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel - Spillover from May.
  • How to be both by Ali Smith - One of my must-reads for the year. Bought this copy from Page One in Harbour City, Hong Kong.
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - Currently reading. 

What do you think of my reading list this month? Do you have any reading list for the month, as well?

2 comments:

Louize DG said...

Oh, so Redeployment isn't as good as we expect it. I was hoping it was as good as Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Happy June! :)

Monique said...

Mommy L: It wasn't good enough to get nominated for the NBA but look, it even won. I was sorely disappointed. But don't take my word for it, there are others who liked this a lot.